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About the author
Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES, is a first-generation auctioneer from Sharon, Kan. He began his career in the auction industry while in college in 2001, when he began developing systems to better handle the auction merchandise and ever-changing inventory.
Aaron has been involved with every aspect of the auction business, and is proficient in many different development languages and environments including XHTML, CSS, Perl, PHP, MySQL and Linux. From 2007 through early 2011, he supervised web site expansion and systems development and used his expertise to build a custom, Internet-based clerking and cashiering platform. He’s now an Internet bidding and community evangelist.
In spring of 2009, Aaron was selected to hold a four-year term as a trustee on the National Auctioneers Association Board of Trustees, serving from July, 2009, through July, 2013. Aaron is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and a director for the Kansas Auctioneers Association. He has received Certified Auctioneers Institute, Auction Technology Specialist and Certified Estate Specialist designations. He co-wrote the NAA’s Auction Technology Specialist course and is a past instructor for AMM and CAI.
Aaron is an active singer and songwriter, and when not at work or evangelizing the use of standards-compliant websites to the auction industry, can be found playing original alternative country music at shows across the Midwest, both solo and with the Aaron Traffas Band.